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The Mechanical Butcher 1896

  • Louis Lumière
  • April 18, 1896
  • 1 mins
  • Comedy, Science Fiction
A butcher puts a full-grown live pig into his large box-like machine. Moments later, he draws out a full range of pork products, many already packaged for sale.

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Slightly off-the-wall, but it's kind of charming.

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I'm not sure sure why the theme was so popular, or if this was the beginning of it, but I guess it's a nod to what people expected from technology, and what we've actually achieved it with it. Unpleasant manual labor remains unpleasant manual labor, even 120 years later.

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If only it was this easy.

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